IHOP hosts National Pancake Day, Donates to Charity
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The International House of Pancakes is hosting an event all day on Tuesday that is sure to make any mouth water, while hopefully opening some wallets for charity.
In return for donations, IHOP is inviting folks from all over to come in for some free pancakes during their National Pancake Day.
“It’s been a great success,” said April Irwin, manager at the Grand Junction IHOP. “We have always been super busy with lots of kids coming in.”
This year, the Grand Junction IHOP will be donating the charitable funds to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a cause cook DK Perrigo says the community loves.
“Everyone donates,” said Perrigo. “I have even seen in the past servers donate their days tips. So it's a great day for everyone.”
Perrigo has been a cook at the Grand Junction IHOP for two years. He says every year folks flood into the eatery.
“Usually we will sell about 1,500 pancakes so it definitely keeps me busy back there,” said Perrigo.
Busy is a good thing for this restaurant. Even though they raised over $3,500 last year for the children hospital, which is the most in
Colorado, they plan on doing this year’s celebration up big.
“We want to go at least a little bit higher for our store,” said Irwin.
The total goal of the company is to raise $3 million for charities this year.
The establishment has raised over $10 million for charities since they started this event back in 2006.
IHOP will be giving out free pancakes until 11 p.m.